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Pro Bowl rosters announced today


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Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo

 

Runningback: Le'Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch, Lesean McCoy, DeMarco Murray

 

Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown, Dez Bryant, AJ Green, TY Hilton, Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, Demaryius Thomas

 

Tight End: Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olson, Julius Thomas

 

Fullback: John Kuhn, Marcel Reece

 

Tackles: Ryan Clady, Jason Peters, Tyron Smith, Joe Staley, Joe Thomas, Trent Williams

 

Guards: Jahri Evans, Mike Iupati, Kyle Long, Zack Martin, Josh Sitton, Marshal Yanda

 

Centers: Travis Frederick, Jason Kelce, Nick Mangold, Maurkice Pouncey

 

Defensive End: Calais Campbell, Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake, Demarcus Ware, JJ Watt, Mario Williams

 

Defensive Tackle: Marcell Dareus, Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Williams

 

Inside Linebacker: Luke Kuechly, CJ Mosley, Lawrence Timmons, Bobby Wagner

 

Outside Linebacker: Connor Barwin, Elvis Dumervil, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Clay Matthews, Von Miller

 

Cornerback: Vonate Davis, Brent Grimes, Joe Haden, Chris Harris, Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib

 

Free Safety: Tashaun Gipson, Glover Quin, Earl Thomas, Eric Weddle

 

Strong Safety: Kam Chancellor, TJ Ward

 

Punter: Kevin Huber, Pat McAfee

 

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski, Adam Vinatieri

 

Return Specialist: Devin Hester, Darren Sproles

 

Special Teamer: Justin Bethel, Matthew Slater

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ahhh yes, it just wouldn't be the pro-bowl if guys weren't getting in on reputation instead of the season they had.

 

Either way this format seems better with out conferences

 

Like McCoy? That one surprises me a bit. But, like you alluded to, some guys have a reputation. I would have gone with Lacy or Forsett instead, personally.

 

As a homer, I was hoping Harrison Smith and/or Everson Griffin might have a shot. They'll both get there eventually. This is the first time in a long time where I can honestly say that there are probably more future Pro Bowlers on MIN's defense than their offense.

 

I'm also a bit surprised that Houston AND Hali made it. Nothing against those guys, but there are some pretty good OLB's left off (Kerrigan, for example). Julius Peppers also had a very good season, but maybe wasn't as consistent (or didn't play enough?).

 

Lastly, there are some good QB's not on that list. Russell Wilson comes to mind right away. Not to mention Brees (I know he didn't have the best year, but he's still very good), Ryan (will most likely end with 4700+ yards, 30+ TD's, and less than 15 INT's), and even Rivers.

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Forgot about Forte... He's going to end the year (most likely) with over 100 catches.

 

Gates at TE had a very nice year. Julius had more TD's, but I'd go with Gates as having had the better year (especially with Thomas missing a few games).

 

At WR, there are a bunch... Sanders, Beckham, Maclin, Jeffery, Cobb, and even Mike Evans. All of those guys should surpass 1000 yards (some by as much as 400 yards), with double-digit TD's.

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Here is a question , are all the pro bowl qb's definite future hall of famers ?

 

I would say yes

 

Quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo

 

Brady and Peyton are locks. Rodgers unless his career is cut short. Ben probably, but I think a lot of his success was the overall good team (possibly my anti Steeler bias). Romo I'm not sure and may need a ring or two. Luck is still too early to call.

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Here is a question , are all the pro bowl qb's definite future hall of famers ?

 

I would say yes

 

I guess it depends on whether you mean will they be in the HOF (once their career is complete), or would they be if their career ended now.

 

Brady/Peyton - Locks

 

Rodgers - Will be unless, like someone said, his career is cut short.

 

Ben - Probably, but I agree that he's the beneficiary of a good team/defense. I don't consider him to be elite.

 

Luck - If his first two years are any indication, he's well on his way. Continued success/improvement and/or rings will make him a lock.

 

Romo - As it stands, I don't think he's anywhere close to a lock. In fact, of the six listed, he's the least likely, IMO, by a ways (assuming Rodgers and Luck continue on their current "path"). Win a ring or two, and I think he's in, for sure. But, based on just his numbers thus far, no way. And, so far, his post-season performance/record has certainly been less than stellar. So, the only thing truly in his favor is numbers, and I don't think he has elite numbers. Top 30 (career) in yards, top 20-ish in TD's, etc. There are guys with better totals nowhere near the HOF. On the other hand, Romo has a better TD/INT ratio than most, so that is in his favor. But, that (without any post-season success) isn't enough to get him in (in my opinion).

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